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Greetings from Pittsburg!

Muralist Jenna Spencer just wrapped up another mural to make downtown Pittsburg a little more colorful. This style of mural is designed to look like a postcard welcoming visitors to the community.

“There are murals like this one in cities all over the country,” Spencer said. “When the Chamber of Commerce approached me about creating a ‘Greetings From…’ mural embodying Pittsburg, I couldn’t wait to get started.”

The mural has imagery that represents the community including the Pittsburg State University Gorilla, a coal bucket to commemorate its mining history, the Fox Theater, the Besse Hotel, sunflowers and more. Southeast Kansas Art Fest helped sponsor this mural in addition to 11 others to be completed in Crawford County by the end of August.

Spencer has painted four murals in Pittsburg and is currently working on one in Girard.

“I love getting to invest art in my community,” Spencer said. “Getting to share my talent and make our town more beautiful is so rewarding. I love Pittsburg, I grew up here, and it feels good to give back.”

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We are happy to be working with Northern Montgomery County E-Community (soon to become Montgomery County E-Community) to bring destination expert Jon Schallert to Independence on Wednesday, July 11 from 8AM to 9:30 at the Independence Civic Center. Those attending will learn some low-cost techniques to drive more customers to their businesses. Call the Chamber office at 620-331-1890 for information and reservations. Admission is free and there will be muffins and goodies from Ane Mae's. ...

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Thrive is growing! Come join an energetic and visionary team working to build healthier communities across Kansas! We’re hiring for the following three positions: Director of Development, Rural Health Development Manager, and Health Programs Assistant/Office Manager. Check out our website for more info: thriveallencounty.org/news/thrive-is-growing/ #allencultureofhealth #togetherwethrive ...

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KDOT JOB OPENINGS: The KDOT Southeast District is seeking applicants for equipment operator positions at Chanute, Garnett, Louisburg and Ottawa. For more information click this link: kdotapp.ksdot.org/Vacancy/Vacancy.aspx. ...

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December Meetings & Events


Monday, December 1: Anti-poverty Program Meeting – 9:30 a.m. (Chanute)
Casey Foundation Meeting – 3:00 p.m. (Lawrence)

Tuesday, December 2: KOAF Radio Interview – 8:00 a.m. (Ottawa)
Chanute Guiding Coalition Meeting – 12:00 p.m. (Chanute)

Wednesday, December 3: Pittsburg Guiding Coalition Meeting – 12:00 p.m. (Pittsburg)
Human Trafficking Event – 1:00 p.m. (Pittsburg)

Thursday, December 4: Anti-poverty Program Meeting with United Methodist Church – 9:30 a.m. (Fort Scott)
Generational Poverty Team Meeting – 3:00 p.m. (via conference call)

Friday, December 5: Poverty Simulation Workshop – 8:00 a.m. (Ottawa)
Ottawa Guiding Coalition Meeting – 12:30 p.m. (Ottawa)

Monday, December 8: Linn County Board of County Commissioners Update – 11:00 a.m. (Mound City)

Tuesday, December 2: Chautauqua County Board of County Commissioners Update – 9:00 a.m. (Sedan)

Thursday, December 11: Global Trade Day – 8:00 a.m. (Coffeyville)
Project 17 Core Group Meeting & Legislative Update Event – 1:30 p.m. (Iola)

Friday, December 12: Spring Hill Poverty Meeting – 10:30 a.m. (Spring Hill)

Monday, December 15: Greenwood County Board of County Commissioners Update – 10:00 a.m. (Eureka)

Tuesday, December 16: Crawford County Board of County Commissioners Update – 10:00 a.m. (Girard)



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